Why Can’t Lucasfilm Redo The Sequel Trilogy?

To help is answer that question, let’s look at some history.

First we’ll discuss the much maligned Highlander series.  The first film was excellent.  But each successive sequel promised to ignore the sequels before it and be a true sequel to the original.  So this has been done before.  Though some may say this attempt was unsuccesful, we still have some other examples.

Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns ignored Superman II and IV, and billed itself as a direct sequel to Superman II.

Neil Blomkamp nearly got his Alien 5 screenplay greenlit, which would have erased Alien III and IV, and been a direct sequel to Aliens.  And, recent news suggests he may still get the opportunity.

Speaking of James Cameron, he himself is producing a Terminator 5 which ignores Terminator III, Salvation, and Genisys.

The most recent Halloween movie was a direct sequel to the original, ignoring the events of the sequels, and is seen as a success.

After the disastrous Ghostbusters 2016 reboot, we now hear word that a Ghostbusters 3 set in the original unverse is in production and that the 2016 reboot will be ignored.

More recently, Bloody Disgusting reported the following with regards to Conan:

Today on Twitter, Schwarzenegger uploaded a short video to promote a new Conan comic book, noting at the end: “It’s a movie that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Let’s do it.”

Arnold is clearly referring to a new Conan movie here, a proposed project that has had the titles The Legend of Conan and Conan the Conqueror over the years. As recently as 2016, Arnold had noted that the script had been written and the hunt for a director was on.

He described the film’s plot at the time, “I’m sitting on the throne for years and years – decades, and then all of the sudden, the time comes when they want to overthrow me.”

Such a project would force the franchise to disregard its 2011 reboot and return to the original continuity, which is something that is becoming a huge trend in Hollywood.

If this is indeed a huge trend in Hollywood, then why can’t it happen for Star Wars?

Ultimately it’s probably going to have to.  The only real way to bring back fans to the franchise is to redo the Sequel Trilogy.  They can finish the Episode IX in their SJW shitlogy if they need to, but they’d be better off not bothering with it.

Just start from VII again, use whatever surviving OT actors are left to fill in the elder Obi-Wan mentor roles, give Harrison an obsene payday, and stay true to George Lucas’ outlines.

Then restore the EU and nuke DisCanon from orbit.  It’s the only way to be sure.

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The Chinese really won’t mind if Lucasfilm doesn’t finish this trilogy.

10 thoughts on “Why Can’t Lucasfilm Redo The Sequel Trilogy?

  1. Unfortunately, I don’t see this happening anytime soon (if at all).

    1. It pains me to say this, but wether they follow George Lucas’ treatments or not is secondary to most people. Disney only needs to play it safe and it’s an automatic success, praised and approved by everyone and their mother (evidence #1: the mediocre The Farce Awakens).
    2. If the remaining original actors were to be included, it would need to happen relatively soon and the market can only take so much Star Wars (specially Star Wars meant to replace recent Star Wars).
    3. There’s no fixing what happened to Carrie Fisher. Having another actress playing the character alongside Mark and Harrison will inevitably be jarring and just not the same. And to make things difficult, from what we know, it’s not like Leia had such a minor role in Lucas’ treatments either.

    At this point, I’d rather have the treatments released as-is and be done with it. I’m willing to pay for it.

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  2. Yeah I think the best we can hope for is a new movies sat far enough in the time line that the ST can be ignored and or included without much effort. Have the era of Luke Skywalker be so distant that there is no direct connection. If you want to assume we got to this new movie via Legends then fine, if you think we got here via Disney then that’s also fine. Use Mark as a force ghost or jedi holocron to establish that this is indeed star wars and then just focus on telling a good story in a good movie.

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  3. “First we’ll discuss the much maligned Highlander series.”

    At first I thought you were referring to the Highlander television series, which for the most part I thought was rather good (at least up until the later season(s) when he becomes the “kinder, gentler” Highlander; hey look at that, SJWs really do ruin everything).

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  4. Ever since the fallout from The Last Jedi, all I really want for Star Wars is exclusively content continuing right after Return of the Jedi: movies, videogames, and TV shows. The Disneylogy is part of a deleted timeline.

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